[General] what was it like / how was it?

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heyt

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hi,

I know we often ask ''How was your holiday?".
But can we ask "What was your holiday like?"

thanks,
heyt :?:
 

emsr2d2

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hi,

I know we often ask ''How was your holiday?".
But can we ask "What was your holiday like?"

thanks,
heyt :?:

You can ask both, but if you say "How was your holiday?", you're likely to just get "Good, thanks" as a reply.

If you say "What was your holiday like?" then you might get a much more detailed reply, "It was great thanks. The weather was lovely, the hotel was luxurious and I didn't want to come home."
 
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